Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Pilates - Need balls?

I teach Pilates. I went through training starting back in January and I started teaching by May. I love it and I'm starting to get a lot better, but I still have a lot to learn... obviously! By the fourth hour of teaching I just can't help it. My brain starts to go a little mushy and my tongue starts to get tied.

I had a full class of seven people, three of whom were men. I was setting everyone up for chest expansion and therefore had them sitting on the box. Since it is an upper body exercise I wanted them to squeeze their legs or "magnets" together to get their lower body working. I told the men that if they wanted to use a ball in between their knees then that would be fine. Then nonchalantly I said,

"My Dad just says guys need balls."

Little did I realize what actually came out of my mouth! All the women started dying! I don't think the guys laughed, but then again I was too embarrassed to look at any of them. I could feel my face turning bright red and I felt like I was an oven burning up.

I got everyone into the exercise as quickly as possible, and luckily they all had their backs toward me... at least they were supposed to. The women were still laughing and kept looking back at me.

My Dad (yes he is a pilates fanatic and is now in teacher training) told me and my Mom that guys just simply need a ball to put in between their knees since it is a little harder for them to adjust and bring their knees together.

Well this is easier said by him than by me. I didn't bother explaining myself. I thought that I would just end up digging  myself a bigger hole.

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